Once you get over the shock Russell Westbrook landing on the Rockets and reuniting him with James Harden, the deal seems a little desperate on Houston's end. There's a chance Chris Paul and Harden could no longer work together, but this fix feels more impulsive than opportunistic.
The most recent decisions of Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving showcase that NBA players are more powerful than ever. So what does this mean for the future of free agency and teambuilding?
While NBA free agency started with a bang, the future of Kawhi Leonard remained a mystery. Now that his shocking move to the Clippers has been revealed, The Crossover picks winners and losers from the second wave of summer signings.
It took a two-season detour in Oklahoma City, but Paul George's wish of playing in Los Angeles has finally come to fruition. He joins Kawhi Leonard on the Clippers, creating a new superteam no one saw coming.
The Clippers did more than find equal footing with the Lakers with this summer’s haul—they surpassed them by landing Kawhi Leonard and trading for Paul George. And in the process, they probably just moved ahead of the rest of the league as well.